News

Apr
29
2022
A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.
Apr
25
2022
It is Financial Literacy Month, and we're going to highlight some of the resources housed within the Paul L. Foster Success Center at Baylor within the office to serve students. Student Financial Literacy helps Baylor students understand personal money management to develop the financial knowledge and skills necessary for both current and future financial wellness through one-on-one coaching, online education and more.
Apr
19
2022
Furry faces and wagging tails often fill Baylor’s campus, but most students do not truly understand the difference between pets, service animals and emotional support animals (ESA). While off-campus students may decide to share their space with a furry friend, the Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) works with students who live in residence halls to provide appropriate accommodations.
Feb
14
2022
Dena Sadler, a sophomore, tells her story about how Office of Access and and Learning Accommodation (OALA) has helped her experience at Baylor be a better one. Accommodation specialists have done what they can and more to help Dena in her classes. Ever since she has come to the OALA office, her grades have significantly improved.
Feb
1
2022
In our assessment, comparing students who had at least one faculty member participate in the Fall 2021 Progress Report Campaign and submit an evaluation on their behalf, we noticed a 29.21% increase in retention to the spring 2022 term when compared to students who had no faculty participate.
Feb
1
2022
The Retention Model Scores have been updated for the Spring 2022 incoming cohort as well as the Fall 2021 admit cohort. Thank you to Dr. Meaghann Wheelis for her diligent work on this initiative! The RMS score is visible as a tag on the student profile. For students who are 2nd year and above in classification, please utilize the Predicted Intervention Level in the gray box on the Student Profile to locate the similar score.
Feb
1
2022
Please save the date for this session through the Academy for Teaching and Learning on February 15th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. The panel includes:
  • Carroll Crowson (The Center for Academic Success & Engagement)
  • Jeffrey Olafsen (Physics)
  • Jeff Strietzel (Educational Leadership)
  • Meaghann Wheelis (Institutional Research)

The event will be hybrid with locations both in Moody 104 (Active Learning Lab) and online via Zoom. The link is provided with the registration. Please register here.
Jan
31
2022
Each semester, IR runs a report to show how many students failed a course and did not receive an at-risk Progress Report during the semester. Students miss the mark for a variety of reasons, but if students who are exhibiting subpar academic performance receive an at-risk Progress Report, we can communicate about the available academic resources. It is one thing to know that performance needs to be better; it is an entirely different thing to know improvement is needed and have the resources to make effective changes.

In the fall 2021 semester, 2,210 students made a final grade of D or F without receiving a Progress Report, approximately 200 fewer students than in previous semesters. Students can see how they are performing throughout the semester as professors return grades for tests, papers, and other forms of assessment. However, awareness of poor grades is sometimes not enough to make effective changes. By flagging your students with an at-risk Progress Report, they can receive information about what academic resources can best serve them.
Jan
31
2022
Due to the increased messaging and efforts in fall 2021, we saw a significant increase in the response rate of professors to the 6th Week Progress Report Campaign. Here are the numbers in comparison to the previous two fall semesters:
  • Fall 2019 – 26% professor response rate
  • Fall 2020 – 28% professor response rate
  • Fall 2021 – 58% professor response rate
Jan
31
2022
Our Fall 2021 Progress Report initiative was our most successful, yet, due to the incredible work of people across our campus. Thank you for your support in identifying students who need additional assistance and also shepherding those who were identified. In this edition of Navigate News, you will find outcomes from our fall 2021 work and also upcoming events to put on your calendar. We have a lot to look forward to this spring!
Jan
31
2022
When professors submit a grade with the Progress Report, we assess the change that took place from the submission of the report to the final grade in the course. Here is some information for the changes in grades for fall 2021:
  • Positive change: 2,699 (64%)
  • No change: 1,002 (24%)
  • Negative change: 508 (12%)

In fall 2021, 2,855 students either maintained a passing grade or improved their grade in a course. This translates into ~68% of students seeing positive results from at-risk Progress Reports. For the sake of clarity, not all of the negative changes resulted in a failing grade.
Jan
31
2022
When a professor issues a Progress Report for a student, the student receives an email with the concern listed and key resources to help with the specific concern. The Progress Report email does not include information from the Comments section of the Progress Report.

The primary purpose of the immediate email to the student is to provide academic resources to improve performance in your class. Resources include, but are not limited to, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Learning Lab, graduate mentors, and academic consultations with CASE professional staff members. The message prioritizes resources most useful for concerns indicated by professors.

Following the email outreach with resources, students are added to an email list to receive timely messages throughout the semester based on the common challenges. For instance, a message about preparing for exams goes out in the 3rd and 7th weeks of the semester.

Students also receive a direct outreach to create an appointment with our Learning Lab.
Jan
31
2022
This semester each student who receives an at-risk Progress Report will immediately receive a message that speaks directly to the concern the professor selected. Please click here to see the specific outreach students will receive based on their professor's concern.
Nov
11
2021
Coming from the military, we are used to the family -- the brotherhood, the sisterhood -- that comes with the military. Baylor offers all of that here, because we have so many veterans here."
Nov
10
2021
One of the things we appreciate about Baylor is the diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences of our students, faculty and staff that make up our community. This week, Baylor is celebrating some of the programs that shine a light on the many distinct populations through Know Your Neighbor Week. Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the experiences of our neighbors through a variety of events.
Nov
8
2021
University Advisement director Bob Shipp said that students should plan their schedule ahead of their registration time slot, which can be found on their BearWeb accounts.
Oct
26
2021
The Progress Report Campaign that impacted most of our undergraduate student population was a huge success. Total Progress Report submissions were up by 118%. We also saw ~2,000 more at-risk submissions this semester, which means more students will receive direct outreach from the CASE team. Thank you to the role you played in bringing awareness to students who may benefit from additional supports!
Oct
26
2021
We have updated the Retention Model Score for our Fall 2021 Admit Term Cohort. Please check the tags section for this updated information.
Oct
25
2021
In a new Navigate update, we have added SI Leaders to students' Success Teams if they are enrolled in a section of a course that offers Supplemental Instruction. This information can help inform your conversations with students as you seek to guide them to available resources. Students can easily connect with the SI program manager by clicking on the envelope in their success team next to the SI leader and sending a message via Navigate. We hope this information will help clarify which students have access to Supplemental Instruction.
Oct
22
2021
Have additional questions about something in Navigate? Join our Q&A Session on Friday, October, 29th, from 9:30 - 10:30 am.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://baylor.zoom.us/j/82848770031?pwd=QkV0eWNZNWhGSlY1K0FPanFOSVdPZz09
Meeting ID: 828 4877 0031
Passcode: 386851
Oct
21
2021
The Success Center is hosting and celebrating programs that shine a light on the many unique populations that makeup our wonderful Baylor community. Be ready to get curious about your extended Baylor Family, where they come from, what their experience is like, how you might be a good neighbor, and how they enrich our lives and the Baylor community and how you enrich theirs.
Oct
20
2021
Baylor Academic Advising hosted the Majors Fair on Tuesday in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Leah Smith, University Advisement academic adviser, worked with her department and took the lead to make the Majors Fair come to life.
Oct
15
2021
Technology bombards every aspect of student life, from the phone alarm going off in the morning to the constant stream of digital feedback throughout the day. How can technology work for students and not against them?
Oct
15
2021
Want to see how your students responded to New2BU? Click on this link to see a step by step workflow of how to use the Survey Analytics Dashboard in Navigate to quickly see how your students responded to the different questions on the New2BU Survey. You will also see action opportunities you can take to connect and follow-up with your students based on their responses.
Oct
15
2021
Welcome to the October issue of Navigate News. In this issue, we feature resources to support your students based on their responses to the New2BU survey, how 3 academic departments are keeping track of students attending sessions outside of class, and the overwhelming success of our progress report initiative -- thanks to many of you! I hope you will take a minute to learn more about how Navigate is at work on our campus and wonder about the possibilities for your area of influence. I'm always ready to dream with you!
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